NCTE Summer '05 Legal Intern
NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants may apply to intern with NCTE's policy or communications departments. Internships have flexible start and end dates.
While internships are unpaid, NCTE will work with a student’s university to assure academic credit is received.
Please note: NCTE is still accepting spring and summer 2013 internship applications as of 1/25/2013.
- Provide research and analysis on current policy issues.
- Track local and federal policies.
- Educate policymakers and key stakeholders.
- Assist transgender activists in lobbying visits.
- Attend hearings, coalitional meetings, and community events.
- Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a program in policy, political science, non-profit organizations, or another relevant field.
- Strong research and writing skills are absolutely critical.
- Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively.
- A commitment to transgender equality.
- Demonstrated interest in transgender, LGBT, health care, privacy, civil rights or related issues a plus.
- Research and write 3-4 blog posts per week (>350 words) on social and political issues important to transgender people.
- Monitor and produce monthly analytics of NCTE's blog and social media sites.
- Draft and edit press releases and media advisories.
- Pitch news items to bloggers and reporters.
- Monitor and produce bi-weekly media reports.
- Maintain press contact list.
- Assist with managing press events.
- Other communications tasks as assigned by the NCTE team.
- Have strong familiarity with LGBT and progressive political news outlets.
- Strong oral and writing communication skills.
- Ability to synthesize and write under a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
- Experience as a writer, reporter or blogger is helpful.
- Must be extremely detail oriented and a self-starter.
- Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Independent worker.
- Maintain development systems including individual donor tracking, grant calendar, and event calendar
- Assist with individual donor research and correspondence, including moves management
- Resolve donor concerns through phone and e-mail correspondence
- Research potential grants and draft grant proposal and report language
- Work with Communications team on editorial calendar and integrating development into social media
- Turn NCTE’s policy work into compelling stories to use in development materials
- Assist in drafting NCTE’s annual report and other print materials as needed
- Coordinate small event logistics and assist with event outreach
- Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a program in non-profit organization management, business, marketing, communications, or another relevant field
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast-paced environment
- Strong written and oral communications skills, including comfort on the phone
- Ability to tailor a message to different audiences and create a compelling narrative
- Familiarity with non-profit organizations and/or funders is helpful
- Experience in fundraising, events, or marketing is helpful
- Commitment to transgender equality
Time and Location
Interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 15-20 hours per week.
Application & Deadline
Mail, fax, or email a resume, cover letter, and a 1-3 page writing sample to Avory Faucette at email@example.com. Cover letters should describe your background, experience, and interest in this work.
NCTE offers year-round legal internship opportunities. We welcome applications from students currently enrolled in law school. Legal internships are unpaid but there is a small stipend available for summer fellows. NCTE will work with a student’s university to assure academic credit is received.
We work with 3L students and recent law school graduates on a case-by-case basis for law fellowships.To be considered for a law fellowships, applicants must have an external financial sponsor.
Legal Fellow Responsibilities
- Provide research and analysis on legal and/or policy issues
- Track local and federal legislation and policies
- Educate policymakers and key stakeholders
- Assist transgender activists in lobbying visits
- Attend hearings, coalitional meetings, and community events
- Currently enrolled in a law school
- Strong research and writing skills are absolutely critical
- Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively
- A commitment to transgender equality
- Demonstrated interest in transgender, LGBT, health care, privacy, civil rights or related issues a plus
Time and Location
Summer Interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
Spring/Fall Interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 15-20 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
ApplicationMail, fax, or email a resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample to Avory Faucette at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005